She is the only girl in this family of five. She is the nucleus, the hub, the gooey loving center. Raising three boys requires her to have the sense of humor of an adolescent, be the loudest cheerleader at the hockey rink, and have nerves of steel as her boys out-dare and out-do each other at every turn. Humor binds this family and affection swathes them. As much as she is the center, she only shines as bright as the love she reflects.